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Underpaid Indonesian Workers Producing Global Cosmetic Products

Written by Mong Palatino On 31 March 2014 @ 3:22 am | 1 Comment

In East Asia, Economics & Business, English, Human Rights, Indonesia, Labor, Quick Reads

Michael Eko Hardianto writes about the poor conditions [1] of Indonesian workers in factories that produce false eyelashes, hair extensions and other beauty products:

…behind every eyelash flutter in the fashion industry and beyond lie the untold stories of invisible low-paid workers.

Their financial remuneration for such monotonous work is about $0.04 per pair, sometimes lower. By the time the product reaches Western consumers, the price they pay has often reached $10 a pair – a mark-up of 2,400%.

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[1] poor conditions: http://sea-globe.com/battle-for-lashes-false-eyelashes-indonesia-java-purbalingga-southeast-asia-globe-hardianto/

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